Shipwreck & Fractal Cult – Burning Man


Shipwreck and Fractal Cult have made the journey from the drawing boards of studio, a kickstarter for funding, and finally all the way across the pond to construction at Burning Man.  Watching this studio has been a amazing to watch from the outside, a rare glimpse into the studio life and culture of another architecture school.  Not only that the dedication from their teachers from design to realization is rather impressive. Check out the work after the jump and make sure to check out WeWantToLearn for this years studio!

STUDENT: Georgia Collard-Watson & Thanasis Korras
SCHOOL: Westminster University, London

PROFESSORS: Arthur Mamou-Mani & Toby Burgess
YEAR: Summer 2013

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Shape to Fabrication- Westminster University SoA

Check out this digital fabrication studio from the Diploma studio at Westminster University.   Done in a week, the project isn’t the most cleanly done, but still quite interesting.  We like the idea of using multiple teams to create one coherent project, although it still seems a bit disjointed.

SCHOOL: University of Westminster School of Architecture
CLASS: Shape to Fabrication Workshop
YEAR: Fall 2011
PROFESSOR: Rupert Maleczek, Sam Joyce / Al Fisher

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srpLAB – Santiago R. Perez

Today we are coming at you with another fabrication studio that has allowed students and professors to delve into the trending world or architectural fabrication.  Over past couple years using and understanding the dynamics that tools and the modeling programs can bring to the world of architecture is increasingly important.  Digital Fabrication actually in itself has become a craft, as professor Santiago Perez and his students at University of Arkansas, Fay Jones School of Architecture know all too well.  Check it out after the JUMP! 

SCHOOL:  University of Arkansas, Fay Jones School of Architecture
PROFESSORS:  Santiago R. Perez

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Wood Pavillion by Wing Yi Hui + Lap Ming Wong

We head into the weekend here at F+ with an intrinsic investigation into the creation of a light wood pavilion by Wing Yi Hui and Lap Ming Wong of the Oslo School of Architecture and Design.  Through their investigation of understanding the behavior of wood through bending and manipulation, resulted in an elegant structural lattice pavilion.  Although the final piece is rather intriguing, it simple movement begins to govern and control the direction and growth of the surface.  It would be interesting to see the project at a even larger scale and different context.  Let us know what you think after the jump!

SCHOOL: Oslo School of Architecture and Design
STUDENT: Wing Yi Hui & Lap Ming Wong
PROFESSORS: Prof. Michael U. Hensel, Defne Sunguroğlu Hensel and Prof. Dr. Birger R. Sevaldson
YEAR: 2010
COURSE: Performance-oriented design studio

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AnimalHouse_Betta – Josh Stiling – Roger Williams University

Today we are looking at the social implications of blending physical and visual separations, a rather expansive architectural discourse; however the project is dealing with Betta Splendens Fish.  These fish are known as a fighting fish and playing with the separation of physical space with the provocative notion of visual connection to create tension is extremely intriguing.  Imagine this separation inter-graded into a stadium entrance separating fans at some of the biggest rivals in a soccer match?  A provocative investigation in the social implications it can suggest and the physical study itself is intriguing so enjoy after the jump!

STUDENT: Josh Stiling
 Roger Williams University
Andrew Thurlow
Digital Manufacturing
AutoCAD, Revit, Maya, and Rhino

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